Habeus corpus

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Literally 'you must have the body'. A writ of habeus corpus is issued by a judge in chambers, and requires that a person who is detaining another present the detainee in court. This writ is usually obtained to compel the police to justify the continued detention of a suspect (see: Power of arrest).

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